A ROBOT TO CLEAN YACHT HULLS... IS THIS THE END OF SCRUBBING?

An award-winning hull cleaning robot could be snapped up by Spanish marinas and service companies with the backing of a new marketing company, it has been revealed.
 
Compass Marketing in Barcelona have acquired the Spanish marketing rights for the French-designed and manufactured Hulltimo Remote Controlled Robot Hull Cleaner, and will be setting up 'Service Points' in Spain and the Balearics over the summer.
 
The hull cleaner, which can cover up to 6m of hull per minute via remote control, is an award winning invention by Eric Tardy and Sebastian Fontaine, who own 65 per cent of the Hulltimo business. The product won its remaining investment from the French government and other equity investors after the robot scooped innovation awards in France in 2011, the same year the first production model came out.
 
Weighing 23kg, and driven remotely, the Robot works by clinging to the hull whilst its rotating brushes clean the surface. Compass and Hulltimo foresee a “healthy potential market” for use of the robot on superyachts, owing to its suitability for large as well as small yachts.

Below image of hull cleaning robot

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